Discoveries

By Everett Potter If location is everything in real estate, Saffire Freycinet won the grand prize. This intimate resort at the edge of Freycinet National Park overlooks Coles Bay and a jagged pink granite mountain range called The Hazards. It’s situated in eastern Tasmania, that wild Australian island with the same

By Everett Potter I’ve just returned from Australia’s Silky Oak Lodge where my idea of an eco-lodge was turned on its head. Maybe it was because I could splash in the warm waters of the tropical Mossman River under the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest. Sit on my treehouse balcony undisturbed while

Words & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren I’m hooked on British detective series, so when “Whitstable Pearl” popped up on my Amazon Prime screen it looked like a fun way to help while away those long pandemic hours. Who knew that a year later I would find myself part of

By Ann Abel The best small hotels are nearly always passion projects and labors of love. Lisbon got its latest proof of this in October, with the arrival of Hotel das Amoreiras, a 19-room oasis beside one of the city’s most beautiful small parks. Pedro Oliveira, who founded the new hotel along with his

By Larry Olmsted It’s a New Year, and the surging passion for travel that exploded after pandemic restrictions eased shows no sign of slowing. Travel seems to be on everyone’s minds and the question is not whether to take a trip, but rather where to go. Travel has always had

By Mark Orwoll Elisabeth Gürtler moves effortlessly, gracefully, through the woody, clublike corridors of the Alpin Resort Sacher, the recently rebranded Hotel Astoria, in Seefeld, Austria. The mountain views are magnificent from every window. The deeply upholstered lounge furniture calls out for cuddling. And the life-size toy sheep seemingly bleat to

Sydney is a brilliant hybrid, a dramatic and magnificent waterfront city that’s a mash-up of many places you may have been but unlike any of them. It reminds me of Vancouver and Hong Kong, thanks to towering glass and steel skyscrapers overlooking one of the world’s greatest harbors. Meanwhile, the

  Adam Barker is a world-class photographer, a great skier and a passionate fly fisherman. Two of those passions came into play recently when he headed down to the Seychelles, for the rarefied sport of  pursuing Giant Trevally. Base camp was Cosmoledo Atoll, and it can be booked though Alphonse

By Everett Potter Climate crisis and wildlife extinction are part of the dialogue of nature and adventure travel, but thankfully, so is “rewilding.” Letting nature heal itself and return to a pristine state is at the heart of this movement. So are visionary companies like Rewilding Europe Travel, whose message

By William C. Triplett To those who ski out West, I imagine it comes as no surprise there are East Coasters who never thought for a minute Santa Fe could be a ski destination. Taos? Sure – way north, the Sangre de Christo Mountains, near the Colorado state line, world